I once watched an oil painting demo on TV in which we were told that if we were going to paint a rose to paint the most beautiful rose that ever could be. This Hollyhock certainly wasn't the most beautiful ever but, after being eaten by a deer in my backyard and struggling to come back, I thought it had lot's of character that deserved to be painted.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
This "Aunt Emma" wasn't really my Aunt Emma, but I did have several Aunt Emmas. There were so many Emmas in my relations that the family referred to them as "Fred's Emma or Charlie's Emma or Art's Emma, etc. I did this one for display purposes to encourage commissions for ancestoral portraits. Portrait anyone?
Friday, November 14, 2008
One of many "Hard Life" paintings I've done of a dairy farm near where I live in northern Wisconsin. The first one I did won Honorable Mention at the Hardy Gallery Exhibit in Door County Wisconsin some years ago. There is an Artist Statement about "Hard Life" on my web site www.kenmarsden.com.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
...another watercolor painting based upon an Old Master. This is as much of the nude as my wife will allow me to exhibit. My photography was terrible but the actual painting had better skin tones than shown here-also out of focus a little-Oh well-you can get an idea of what I'm doing. I'll get a better digital image and do another blog of this one some day.